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- Jim Florio, New Jersey Governor Undone by Tax Hike, Dies at 85
A Democrat, he had successes on gun control, the environment and property-tax relief, but after raising income and sales taxes, he lost a bid for re-election.
- ‘Let’s Do It Legit’: Drug Arrestees Vie for First New York Pot Licenses
People who have been punished for marijuana offenses are applying to open the state’s first retail cannabis dispensaries.
- Cinema Tehran Brings a Dance Party Vibe to Indie Movie Theaters
Cinema Tehran brings people together through screenings, chats and food.
- Ghosts of New York’s Glamorous Past Haunt an Empty Pub
A bar from the Stork Club, once a gathering spot for Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, collects dust in a downtown tavern that went out of business.
- Monkeypox Appears to Recede, but Risks and Uncertainties Linger
Scientists do not yet know how well the vaccine and the drug used to treat the infection are working. Two new trials will provide answers.
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- ‘They belong to Waramungu’: New Zealand museum agrees to return items to Indigenous Australians
Warumungu people in Northern Territory negotiate return of four objects collected by anthropologist Baldwin Spencer in the early 1900sGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcas …
- Secret life of Gerald: the New Zealand MP who spent a lifetime crafting a vast imaginary world
Not even Gerald O’Brien’s wife of 60 years knew of the countless hours he spent drawing and writing stories of his parallel worldGerald O’Brien lived a very public life – he was a New Zealand MP, anti …
- Māori tribe secures landmark apology and compensation over colonial atrocities
Settlement is the culmination of more than 30 years of fighting for reparations It took decades of fighting for reparations but a Māori tribe has finally secured a long-awaited apology and millions of …
- Joy, singing and haka in NZ parliament as Maniapoto claims settlement bill passed – video
Members of the Ngāti Maniapoto iwi (tribe) erupted into waiata (song) and haka (ceremonial dance) as New Zealand’s House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass the Maniapoto claims settlement bi …
- New Zealand hopes to banish jargon with plain language law
Legislation will require government communications to be clear and concise, but opposition says monitoring will add more bureaucracy Internal pain points, change-adaptability, enhanced performance cap …
- Huge insect crawls across Jacinda Ardern's shoulder during press conference – video
A large insect crawled around the New Zealand prime minster Jacinda Ardern’s shoulder during a press conference in New York on Tuesday. The unidentified bug popped up on her left shoulder while she sp …
- Lynn Nottage’s ‘Clyde’s’ Is the Most-Staged Play in America
An annual survey, suspended during the pandemic, resumes and finds theaters nationally doing fewer shows and torn between escapism and ambition.
- A Show With a Cryptic Title but No Code to Crack
“300 el x 50 el x 30 el,” the Belgian troupe FC Bergman’s ambitious theatrical installation, will open BAM’s Next Wave festival with an elaborate set that recreates a rural settlement onstage.
- How a 79-year-old Film Director Learned to “Fly” on a Trapeze
Tom Moore made a name for himself as a film, TV and theater director. But his dream has always been to “fly” on the trapeze, high in the air. And that’s what he is doing at age 79.
- Is Little Amal Getting Lost in New York?
The hottest celebrity in town right now is an enchanting 12-foot-tall Syrian refugee puppet. She’s drawing masses of admirers, but that’s not always a good thing.